In the small Texas town where she grew up, Dani Shane learned early on that being different was all it took to raise eyebrows and stir up gossip, and even leaving town for two decades didn’t stop the talk. Now, Dani’s been forced to move back, and all she wants is to settle in quietly and put the past behind her. But the men in her life won’t make that easy.
First, there’s her old friend Alex, who’s mischievous, sexy, still hot enough to melt her shoes—and a ghost. He’s always been there for her, but also has a habit of popping up at the most inopportune times. And then there’s Jason, a flesh-and-blood man whose quiet strength and powerful body set Dani on fire.
As she struggles to build a new life in a town that won’t let her forget her old one, Dani’s determined to make sense of her love life, but first she’ll have to choose between a man who long ago touched her heart and a man she can actually touch . . .
More Praise for The Reason Is You:
“I loved it . . . The Reason Is You is a splendid debut and all-consuming reading experience.” —USA Today
“Sharla Lovelace’s prose is smart, witty, funny, with a hot sexy edge. I could not put down this book, devoured it quickly, and can’t wait to see what the author comes up with next.” —Kathryn Magendie, author of Family Graces
“A romantic story about love, ghosts, and second chances. But under all of that, it’s a story about redemption. This novel is the definition of a page-turner.” —Therese Walsh, author of The Last Will of Moira Leahy
“Sharla Lovelace’s quirky characters and realistic Texas settings put her solidly on my auto-buy list.”
—Kelsey Browning, author of the Texas Nights series
Ian was the wild boy every girl dreams of, a renegade who thrived on breaking the law and setting Savi’s body on fire. It was all fun and games and hot excitement, no strings attached, until the one day he got serious—and then disappeared without a trace.
Savi has spent the ten years since committing herself to her work, her daughter, and to not thinking about Ian—or love. Just when it’s possible she might have found the one man who can change her mind, Ian pulls into town, bringing with him all of the lust, danger, and excitement Savi remembers.
As Ian stirs up old feelings and draws Savi back into memories and passion she’s too weak to fight, he’s also digging up dirt on the man Savi is falling for, doing everything he can to prove that Duncan is not who he seems to be. And Savi, unsure whether she can trust either man, will be forced to decide between rekindling a love that never really burned out and building a new one that looks ready to catch fire.